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dc.contributor.authorHarding, Nancy H.*
dc.contributor.authorFord, Jackie M.*
dc.contributor.authorLee, Hugh*
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-17T08:58:32Z
dc.date.available2016-08-17T08:58:32Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationHarding NH, Ford JM and Lee H (2017) Towards a performative theory of resistance: Senior managers and revolting subject(ivitie)s. Organization Studies. 30(9): 1029-1231.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/8820
dc.descriptionYes
dc.description.abstractThis paper develops a performative theory of resistance. It uses Judith Butler’s and Karen Barad’s theories of performativity to explore how resistance (to organisational strategies and policies) and resistants (those who resist such strategies and policies) co-emerge, within and through complex intra-actions of entangled discourses, materialities, affect and space/time. The paper uses empirical materials from a case study of the implementation of a talent management strategy. We analyse interviews with the senior managers charged with implementing the strategy, the influence of material, non-sentient actors, and the experiences of the researchers when carrying out the interviews. This leads to a theory that resistance and resistants emerge in moment-to-moment co-constitutive moves that may be invoked when identity or self is put in jeopardy. Resistance, we suggest, is the power (residing with resistants) to say ‘no’ to organizational requirements that would otherwise threaten to render the self abject.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rights© 2017 The Authors. Full-text reproduced in accordance with the publisher’s self-archiving policy.en_US
dc.subjectResistance
dc.subjectSenior managers
dc.subjectPerformativity
dc.subjectButler
dc.subjectBarad
dc.subjectNew materialism
dc.titleTowards a performative theory of resistance: Senior managers and revolting subject(ivitie)sen_US
dc.status.refereedYes
dc.date.Accepted14/08/2016
dc.date.application02/02/2017
dc.typeArticle
dc.type.versionAccepted manuscript
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1177/0170840616685360
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-25T12:26:26Z
dc.openaccess.statusopenAccess


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